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Jodie Foster and I share A Common ancestor

Foster was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the youngest of four children.


Foster attended a French-language prep school, the Lycée Français de Los Angeles. She speaks French fluently and has dubbed herself in French-speaking versions of most of her films. In 2004, she took a minor role in a French WWI film, A Very Long Engagement. She is my 11th cousin 1x removed.

Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg , Actor, Rapper, Producer,

Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg is my 13th cousins 2x removed. Sir Robert Lytton, Knight of Knebworth is my 12 great grandfather we share.

Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg (born June 5, 1971) is an American actor, producer, restaurateur, and former rapper. He was known by his past stage name Marky Mark from his career with the party Marky Mark plus the Funky Bunch, together with whom he launched the albums Audio regarding the People (1991) and You Gotta Consider (1992).

Wahlberg moved forward from music to performing, with his display screen premiere in Renaissance Man (1994) wonderful, very first featuring part in Fear (1996). He obtained an essential reward for his / her performance as adult actor Dirk Diggler in Boogie Times. At the beginning of the 2000s, he launched directly into big-budget action-oriented cinema, such as The Perfect Storm (2000), Planet of the Apes (2001), and The Italian Job (2003). They nominated him for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for playing a law enforcement officer in the law-breaking drama The Departed (2006). They nominated him for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for the biographical sports drama The Fighter (2010), in which he starred as Micky Ward. In the 2010s, he landed positive comedy tasks with The Other Fellas (2010), Ted (2012), its 2015 follow up, Daddy’s Home (2015), and it is 2017 follow up. He also evolved into the top part inside the Transformers live-action silver screen franchise (2014, 2017). He was, in fact, the world’s best-paid supporting character in 2017.

Wahlberg also served as executive producer of 5 HBO series: typically the comedy-drama Entourage (2004-2011), the period crime theater Boardwalk Empire (2010-2014), the comedy-dramas Making It in America (2010-2011) and Ballers (2015-2019), and the documentary McMillions (2020). He was co-owner of the Wahlburgers cycle and co-starred inside the reality TV series regarding it. He received a new star on the Artist Walk of Celebrity in 2010.


Mark Wahlberg. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000242/bio

George Burns was born Nathan Birnbaum, my 7th cousin 4x removed

George Burns 1961.JPG

George Burns is part of my Jewish roots. George Burns was born Nathan Birnbaum on January 20, 1896 in New York City, the ninth of 12 children born to Hadassah “Dorah” (née Bluth; 1857–1927) and Eliezer Birnbaum (1855–1903), known as Louis or Lippe, Jewish immigrants who had arrived at the United States from Kolbuszowa, Galicia, now Poland. Burns was a participant in the First Roumanian-American Congregation.
His father has been a substitute cantor at the local synagogue but usually worked as a coat presser. During the influenza epidemic of 1903, Lippe Birnbaum contracted the flu and died at the age of 47. Nattie (as George was then called) walked to work to help support the family, shining shoes, running errands and selling newspapers.
When he landed a position being a syrup maker in a local candy shop at age seven, “Nate” while he was known, was “discovered.”

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Lucille Desiree Ball , 14th cousin 7x removed

Lucille Desiree Ball is my 14th cousin 7x removed. The ancestor who connects us together as relatives is, Joan Plantagenet Beaufort , Countess (1379 – 1440), 13th great grandmother.

Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an American actress, comedian, model, entertainment studio executive and producer. She was the star of the self-produced sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, Here’s Lucy, and Life with Lucy, as well as comedy television specials aired under the title The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour.

My genealogical chart shows the ancestor who connects us as relatives:

14th cousin 7x removed

Henry Durell Ball (1887 – 1915) Father of Lucille Desiree Ball ACTRESS, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR & DEVELOPER, MOVIE STAR

Nellie Rebecca Durell (1856 – 1935)
Mother of Henry Durell Ball

George Osborn Osborne Durell (1830 – 1922)
Father of Nellie Rebecca Durell

Sally Bennet Bennett Osborne (1801 – 1887)
Mother of George Osborn Osborne Durell

Mary Frost
Mother of Sally Bennet Bennett Osborne

George Frost
Father of Mary Frost

John Frost
Father of George Frost

John Frost
Father of John Frost

Mary Bolles
Mother of John Frost

Joseph Bolles
Father of Mary Bolles

Thomas Bolles
Father of Joseph Bolles

Ann Goodrick Mother of Thomas Bolles

Lionel Goodrick
Father of Ann Goodrick

Ann Dymoke
Mother of Lionel Goodrick

Margaret de Welles
Mother of Ann Dymoke

Sir Lionel de Welles
Father of Margaret de Welles

Maude de Greystoke
Mother of Sir Lionel de Welles

Ralph de Greystoke
Father of Maude de Greystoke

Wiliam de Greystoke
Father of Ralph de Greystoke

Ralph de Greystoke (1408 – 1487)
Father of Wiliam de Greystoke

Elizabeth de Ferrers (1395 – 1434)
Mother of Ralph de Greystoke

Joan Plantagenet Beaufort , Countess (1379 – 1440)
Mother of Elizabeth de Ferrers

Reference Remember Lucille Ball’s Has A Grown Up Granddaughter Who …. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nmozxh7NQo

Elvis A. Presley, Rock n Roll Singer, 8th cousin, 1x removed

Elvis Presley is my 8th cousin 1x removed. The ancestor who connect us both in my genealogical chart is Robert Napier (1660 – 1721), my 8th great grandfather.

Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 and died on August 16, 1977. He is also known mononymously as Elvis, was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons for the 20th century, he could be often referred to as the “King of rock ‘n roll” or just “the King”.

My genealogical shows the ancestor that Elvis and I share:

Elvis Aaron Presley (1935 – 1977)
8th cousin 1x removed

Gladys L. Presley (1912 – 1958)
Mother of Elvis Aaron Presley

Robert Lee “Bob” Smith (1878 – 1932)
Father of Gladys L. Presley

Mileage Obediah (William) Smith (1837 – 1909)
Father of Robert Lee “Bob” Smith

Mary Frances Heard (1824 – 1865)
Mother of Mileage Obediah (William) Smith

Woodson Heard (1782 – 1849)
Father of Mary Frances Heard

Mother of Woodson Heard

Mary Perrin Woodson (1722 – 1821)

Frances Napier (1694 – 1778)
Mother of Mary Perrin Woodson

Robert Napier (1660 – 1721)
Father of Frances Napier

Harrison Ford, 13th cousin 1x removed by marriage

Harrison Ford is my 13th cousin 1x removed by marriage to Calista Flockart. The ancestor that connect Calista and I, is John Field (1519 – 1587), my 13th great grandfather.
Ford was born at the Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, Illinois to Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), an advertising executive and former actor, and Dorothy (née Nidelman), a former radio actress. A younger brother, Terence, was born in 1945. His father was Catholic and his mother was Jewish. Ford’s paternal grandparents, John Fitzgerald Ford and Florence Veronica Niehaus, were of Irish and German descent, respectively. Ford’s maternal grandparents, Harry Nidelman and Anna Lifschutz, were Jewish emigrants from Minsk, Belarus (at that time a part of the Russian Empire). When asked in which religion he and his brother were raised, Ford jokingly responded, “Democrat,” “to be liberals of every stripe”. In a television interview shown in August 2000, when asked about what influence his Irish Catholic and Russian Jewish ancestry may have had on his life as a person and as an artist, Ford humorously stated, “As a man I’ve always felt Irish, as an actor I’ve always felt Jewish.”

The genealogical chart shows that ancestor that Calista and I share:

Harrison Ford (1942 – )
husband of 13th cousin 1x removed

Calista Kay Flockhart (1964 – 2015)
Wife of Harrison Ford

Ronald Flockhart
Father of Calista Kay Flockhart

Jewell Floris Miller (1908 – 1973)
Mother of Ronald Flockhart

Dora May Brown (1894 – 1953)
Mother of Jewell Floris Miller

Chauncey Augustus Brown (1857 – 1918)
Father of Dora May Brown

James Monroe Brown (1821 – 1895)
Father of Chauncey Augustus Brown

Chad Brown (1779 – 1841)
Father of James Monroe Brown

Ruth Winsor (1751 – )
Mother of Chad Brown

Mercy Smith (1728 – 1776)
Mother of Ruth Winsor

Solomon Smith (1702 – 1771)
Father of Mercy Smith

Mercy Angell (1675 – 1721)
Mother of Solomon Smith

Ruth Field (1645 – 1727)
Mother of Mercy Angell

John Field (1616 – 1685)
Father of Ruth Field

William Field (1565 – 1623)
Father of John Field

John Field (1519 – 1587)
Father of William Field

Dorothy Lamour, 7th cousin 3x removed

Dorothy Lamour

Dorothy Lamour is my 7th cousin 3x removed. The ancestor who connect us together is Richard E. Perrin Sr (1637 – 1695), my 9th great grandfather.

Dorothy Lamour (1914 – 1996)
7th cousin 3x removed
Dorothy Lamour (1914 – 1996)
7th cousin 3x removed
John Wilson Slaton (1889 – 1930)
Father of Dorothy Lamour
Mary Leta Wilson (1862 – )
Mother of John Wilson Slaton
Mary Amanda Bandy (1835 – 1875)
Mother of Mary Leta Wilson
James Bandy (1787 – 1837)
Father of Mary Amanda Bandy
Lewis R. Bandy (1752 – 1827)
Father of James Bandy
Elizabeth Bandy (1726 – 1794)
Mother of Lewis R. Bandy
Martha Perrin (1694 – 1751)
Mother of Elizabeth Bandy
Richard E. Perrin Sr (1637 – 1695)
Father of Martha Perrin


Mary Leta Dorothy Lamour was an American actress and singer. She is known for appearing in the Road to… movies, a series of successful comedies starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. Lamour began her career in the 1930s as a big band singer.